madmitch76 (25801) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 26, 2013
21st July 2012 agibney (6) - South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2012 does not count
Thanks to Scopey for excavating this one for me, cheers Paul! Cloudy brown beer, good pale cream coloured head. Oxidised caramel malt nose. Oxidisation on the palate as well but some vigorous agitation got rid of the worst of it. What’s left is smooth creamy malt, lactose and a little caramel. Soft milky vanilla oak and sherry. Trace of dried fruits. Smooth finish. Usual I&G huge oak - can’t help but like them!
Enjoyed in the lovely Whiski bar in Edinburgh, only served in half-pints due to the percentage. Most enjoyable, not too strong a taste for a 7% beer. Actually quite light for a dark beer. Loved it. Marduk (8493) - Reval, ESTONIA - OCT 8, 2012
330ml bottle. Deep copper color. Medium size off-white head appears. Intensive malts, oak in aroma. Notable roasted malts, oak, whiskey in flavor. Tar like mild bitterness. Feels kind of unnatural. peral2 (578) - SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2012
OK. Hade väntta mig en lite mer spännande öl. Inte så mycket "toner" i vare sig arom eller smak. Borde varit mer humlerik. motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - APR 17, 2012
rbesg07, first beer of the day. dull amber coloured with minimal head; simpl vanilla and caramel aroma; some honeyish sweetness but nasty bandaids in the finish
kylechaney (10) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Bottle poured into what looked like an oversized champagne flute. A truly different beer than I’ve.tried. strong strong smells of vanilla and oak. Tastes like vanilla, toffee, caramel and wood. Went down real easy. Would definitely order again. markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 18, 2011
Thanks to PaulUnwin for the share. Pours a clear amber-orange with a small off-white head. Nose is big oak, vanilla, wood, slight peat, a hint of smoke and lots of malt throughout. Flavor is similar with oak, wood, vanilla, big malt, slight peat, and small smoke throughout. Light to medium in body and enjoyable overall. RocksBrewer (5) - Alabama, AUSTRALIA - JUN 26, 2011 does not count
The waffs of vanilla and wood are great on opening the bottle. So to the oaked flavour through the beer. This served to remind me well since I had not had it in 3 years. alobar (3940) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2011
What I did not remember was the high residual sweetness and low bitterness. Pulling apart the beer this one was not seasonalble or satiating, seeming more like a tricked-up high gravity brewed lager with a high mash stand temp to give excess dextrins. With all the flavours going on from the oak, it needed less sweetness and more balance to make me have another ... which is still sitting there ... looking at me!
Clear copper color. Not much aroma-some caramel and oak. Sweet beer-lots of malt, caramel mostly with light hints of oak. Nice beer. Easy drinker. imdownthepub (15381) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2011
Bottled, 330ml from Sainsburys in Banbury, aged 4 yrs. Dark copper with white head, floaters. I’m finding that many of the I&G beers are on the sugary sweet side for me, this has a heavy caramel note with hints of burnt mollasses. There is an overriding alcohol note, not sure if this is from the barrels, but I’m not really noticing an oaky flavour. Overall quite reasonable though.